Gilford >Food & Dining > Lakeside Restaurant
143 Lake St, Laconia, NH | Directions 0324643.565551 -71.448157
poison! – I ate the scallops wrapped in bacon on Friday and got food poisoning. Will never go back!
Great Place – Lakeside Restaurant is a great local place to eat, the staff is fun to be around and the cook is friendly and makes things to your liking.
They aren't part of the Common Man Chain however they due have Two other Restaurants, one is called the Eggshell located on 106 and one at Epsom Traffic Circle I say try all 3 for you won't find better service .
Great Food, Great Waiter and Restaurant Manager, Great Fudge! – Like all the other restaurants in the Common Man group, the food here is very good. The *wait* for a table was over 90 minutes last night, as it was when we went to the one in Windham, NH. Good thing we had reservations this time--we were seated promptly at a great table!
The only reasons that this gets 4 stars from me and not 5: NO PARKING (and the front desk person at the hotel was quite unhelpful about the whole thing, sadly!) and the long wait (which isn't their fault at all, but still).
The food: I had salmon and a field greens salad as well as a parsnip white chocolate soup with dill garnish. ALL was fabulous. We were there for their Valentines Day chocolate extravaganza... don't miss the chocolate fountain, the crepes (I tried the savory one!) and the best hot fudge ever over (so the chef said) common man's own yummy ice cream.
It was a little pricey for us ($45 a person plus drinks for the chocolate buffet), but I do think it was a great deal nonethless. I ate a ton of chocolate and I really got to try a large number of great desserts. The truffles were also good. The FLAN was yucky (sorry, but it was!) and the creme brulee was mediocre. The white chocolate mousse was good but not great, and the truffles (especially the maple ones) were outstanding. Not sure if they're made in house but YUMMY. Also, my husband loved the chocolate pizza (yes, you heard me... CHOCOLATE pizza) and espresso crusted steak.
I'm probably forgetting a few things, but overall, this place is definitely recommended.
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